Wednesday, September 28, 2005

on line library

Here's a fantastic tool - an on-line library catalog called LibraryThing
What is LibraryThing?
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily.

What software does it require?
None. Other than your web browser.

What does it cost?

A free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid lifetime account allows you to catalog any number of books. At present and for the forseeable future lifetime accounts cost just $10. I conservatively predict the revenue will enable me to recline all day on an enormous pile of gold.

What else does LibraryThing do?

In addition to cataloging your own library, LibraryThing allows you to check out other people's libraries, tells you who has similar tastes, etc. With only a few users, this is pretty useless (nor is the functionality fully developed). As the number of users picks up, this will become increasingly interesting and powerful.

You type in the title of a book in your library, and it goes out & gets the details from the Library of Congress and/or Amazon. As well you can get the info from other libraries. You can export your library into excel.

Here's the beginning of mine

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